Yoshitoshi: Battle at Osaka Castle
Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Title: Battle at Osaka Castle
Ieyasu’s Difficulty During the Summer Battle at Osaka Castle (Osaka natsu no gojin gokinan no zu). The strong central figure dominates the design. He is running barefoot, hand outstretched, one hand holding a naginata as his straw hat flies up into the air. At lower left are blooming irises, some petals trampled beneath the feet of the fighters grouped at left.
Condition: Very good impression, color and condition. Areas of rubbing and minor soiling.
Literature: Keyes 290.
Signature: Ikkaisai Taiso Yoshitoshi hitsu